I know I have blogged about Laurent before but after last night’s dinner I wanted to blog about it again.
Laurent is the wonderful French chef at Laurent Cuisine at Hotel Casa Blanca in Ajijic on 16 de Septiembre # 29 across from the Lake Chapala Society. Their email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
The phone # for reservations is 766-1500.
The hours are Tuesday to Saturday 12:30pm – 10:00 pm and Sunday 1:00pm – 9:00 pm
The menu changes often and right now is wonderful.
Appetizers include French Onion Soup, Escargots, Goat Cheese Salad, Caesar Salad, Crème Broulee of Blue Cheese and Country Pate.
The Main Courses are Loin of Lamb, Loin of Beef, Filet of Fish Meuniere, Mussels, Grilled Salmon, Seared Tuna and Confit of Duck to name a few.
Laurent is a classic French Chef and the food is delicious and beautifully prepared and presented.
The service is excellent as is their extensive wine list.
Last night my friend and I shared a bottle of crisp, perfectly chilled Pinot Grigio. My friend enjoyed the traditionally prepared Escargots with crusty French bread to sop up the wonderful garlicky sauce. I had the Goat Cheese Salad which had a delicate chevre on little rounds of French bread which served as the croutons.
For the main my friend had the perfect Herb Encrusted Lamb Loin with savory roasted potatoes and I had the Fish Filet Meuniere which was the best fish dish I have eaten since we were in France. It was delicate, perfectly cooked white fish with a fabulous Meuniere sauce of butter and parsley. I also had the tasty potatoes. So simple yet sooo delicious.
We shared Crepes Suzette flamed at our table for dessert which melted in our mouths. All in all it was a wonderful dining experience for $450.00 pesos each including a generous tip.